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Home Hospice Aide
Part Time, Days, Non-Benefit Eligible - 7am-3:30pm, every other weekend
Quakertown, PA 18951

Responsibilities

Under the direction of the professional nurse, the Hospice Aide assists the patient in the home setting with personal care activities and incidental duties which the patient requires. The Hospice Aide demonstrates competent knowledge and skills to ensure care is appropriate to patients served: pediatrics, teens,adolescents, adults and geriatrics.

Essential Functions:
  • The Hospice Aide provides and assists with personal care to patients at their home according to established standards in order to maximize patient comfort.
  • Assesses the patient's temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure to monitor his/her condition.
  • Assists patients with prescribed exercises that the patient and Hospice Aide have had instruction by Registered Nurse or Physical Therapist to facilitate patient benefit from exercise program.
  • Assists patient with application of TED/JOBST stockings.
  • Observes patient's condition and reports changes in condition to the Registered Nurse or Supervisor.
  • Assists with patient transfers, ambulation and prescribed exercises according to established procedures.
  • Documents care provided and other pertinent observations in the clinical record to promote continuity of care.
  • Completes patient assignment within acceptable timeframe and meets productivity standards.
  • Effectively cares for the dying patient/patient's family.
  • Assists with light housekeeping tasks as indicated by HHA Plan of Care.

Grand View Health's Hospice department serves Bucks and Montgomery communities. Grand View Health Hospice strives for excellence by providing comfort to patients and their families in difficult times. The Hospice staff is expected to commute within a 30-minute radius of Grand View Hospital. Gas mileage will be reimbursed.

Schedule: Part-time, 7am to 3:30pm, every other weekend

 

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • High school diploma/GED required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 2 weeks of hire required.
  • Valid Pennsylvania driver's Llicense and auto insurance required.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
  • If not a certified CNA, 2 years of experience in hospital, extended care facility, home care or hospice after completion of 75 hours of supervised practical training under a suitable approved setting. On-site training program available for interested applicants.
  • Nursing students completing one academic year inclusive of direct patient care will be considered if certification requirements are fulfilled.

BENEFITS:
  • 403b
  • On-site discounted child care center
  • Free parking
Grand View Health is an equal opportunity employer.
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